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Postal Service expands mobile reach with new BlackBerry app

The U.S. Postal service has launched a BlackBerry version of its smartphone app that lets users quickly find a post office or post box, look up ZIP codes and track packages.

The new Postal Service BlackBerry app runs on several BlackBerry devices, including Bold 9000, Bold 9700, Curve 8900, Storm 9530, Storm 9550 and Tour 9630. Unlike stamps, the new app is free.

The app is available from the BlackBerry App World site or via the Postal Service.

The app connects users with a trio of tools on the main www.usps.com website. Alternatively, they can point a mobile browser to the service's mobile site, m.usps.com. The iPhone app currently is the only one of the three that lets users calculate shipping costs.

Over the past two years, the USPS has released similar apps for the iPhone and for Android. Together, they've been downloaded by 1.2 million users, who generate 4 million visits each month to the main website, according to a USPS statement.

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